5-time National Champions
#1 Ranked Collegiate D2 Team, 2010-2012
2010 USAC Club of the Year
Summer Cycling Camp, July 14-19 2013
Mars Hill College – Blue Ridge Mountains
Get fast or stay at home! Building on the success of last year’s camp, we are once again ready to rip your legs off and elevate your game. We’ll train your brain too—with elite level tactics and race proven secrets to success. Come sharpen fitness and fine tune race strategy before you tackle the region’s premier omnium: The French Broad Cycling Classic. This year the FBCC will be the final event of the CCA’s Junior Development Series, as well as the third stop on the inaugural Southeast Regional Series, awarding all USAC junior categories. If there’s one race in the SE that you must attend, this is it. And we will make sure you’re better prepared than the competition. Visit our FACEBOOK PAGE to learn more about last year’s camp and stay updated on this year’s developments.
Race the French Broad Cycling Classic: All campers are encouraged to compete in the French Broad Cycling Classic on the weekend at the end of camp. You will have the opportunity to race as a team wearing official Mars Hill College team jerseys. The camp will specifically focus on the time trial, climbing, and criterium skills/tactics you’ll need to have an awesome race. We’ll preview courses during the week and come up with a plan of attack. Pre-race strategy and tactics will be followed by post-race reviews of each race. A great opportunity to put into practice specific knowledge learned during the week and receive immediate feedback from coaches afterward.
New/improved courses this year: The time trial will start in downtown Marshall. The road race will also start in Marshall and finish just north of Mars Hill atop the California Creek Climb, which is about 3 miles long at 7%. The criterium will be at Biltmore Square Park. There will be categories for men and women in every junior age group: 10-12, 13-14, 15-16, and 17-18. Stay tuned to the race website: www.frenchbroadcyclingclassic.com. Get ready for some epic racing!
WHERE: Camp will be based at Mars Hill College’s beautiful campus nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The college provides immediate access to an amazing network of lightly traveled roads, including extended climbs, rolling terrain, and flat/fast rides along the river. Situated in Madison County (“The Jewel of the Blue Ridge”) Mars Hill’s neighbors include the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mt. Mitchell State Park, Pisgah National Forest, the Appalachian Trail, and the French Broad River. Mars Hill is just 18 miles north of vibrant Asheville, NC.
WHEN: Drop off: Sunday, July 14th: 1-3pm. Pick Up: Friday, July 19th: 1pm.
WHO: Aspiring racers ages 10-collegiate. Cyclists will be grouped based on experience, ability, and skill level. All cyclists must have prior group riding experience (racing isn’t required) and a current USA Cycling license. Parents are welcome.
COST: Includes lodging, three meals per day, and training food/drink. Limited slots so reserve early. REGISTER HERE.
Junior/Collegiate Athlete: $590 (includes free team jersey if pre-registered by June 1)
ABRC/AYC Junior: $490 Must be a current member of ABRC or AYC. (includes free team jersey if pre-registered by June 1)
Sibling Discount: First camper full price, 20% off each additional sibling
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• Riding in the beautiful mountains.
• All meals and training fuel provided.
• PowerTap wheels to demo for all campers plus amazing pre-order deals on PowerTap wheels, Joule computers, CycleOps trainers, and Saris racks.
• Free official Mars Hill College team jersey (If registered by June 1)
• Ride as a team at French Broad Cycling Classic*
• Course previews for French Broad Cycling Classic
• Led by USAC certified coaches, national champions, and professionals.
*Teams formed based on registration in each age/category.
• Race strategy and tactics for individuals and teams
• Skills and bike handling sessions
• Racing and training with a power meter
• Endurance training plans and goal setting
• Race preparation, fueling, and recovery
• Aerodynamics, power-to-weight, and equipment selection
• Mechanics workshop covering maintenance and basic repair
• Core strength, flexibility, and proper bike fit
• Climbing, descending, sprinting, cornering, time trialing, attacking, bridging
PRESENTATIONS and STAFF: A variety of elite coaches, pro riders, and industry experts will lend their expertise throughout camp.
Andy Applegate: A USAC Level 1 coach working with Carmichael Training Systems, Andy will give a presentation on racing strategy/tactics and how to get the most out of training and racing with a power meter. Plus, he’s got the racing resume to back it up.
Lesli Andrews: A USAC Level 1 coach and owner of Asheville Fitness Club, Lesli will lead our skills and drills sessions, which she also does for USAC’s regional ID camps. Lesli is a longtime coach, mentor, and all around supporter of junior cycling and has a masters degree in exercise physiology.
Jacob McGahey: The operations manager at Industry Nine Componentry will give a talk on equipment choices, aerodynamics, and power-to-weight. Jacob shares the secrets on how to get the most out of your fitness and tactics by choosing the right equipment for time trials, road races, and criteriums.
Sonni Dyer: The head coach at Studio7 MultiSport, Sonni will discuss optimal race-day fueling and recovery choices needed in both one and multiple day events. You know you need to eat and drink… but when, what, and how much? Sonni will draw from his many years as an elite racer and coach.
Joey Coddington: Director of the Asheville Youth Cycling program, which has guided members to 12 national junior championship podiums and graduated riders to professional and national teams. Joey will talk about what it takes to develop up through the ranks of top level junior racing and on into the pros. Joey also works with the United Healthcare Pro Cycling Team.
Andy Crater: A longtime pro level racer with national titles and NRC wins under his belt, Andy is a Registered Yoga Teacher and Certified Teacher’s Assistant and will lead morning exercises focusing on flexibility, core strength, and breathing techniques.
Hugh Moran: Mars Hill College cycling coach, USAC Level 2 coach, and former road professional
AJ Beach: USAC Level 2 coach, focus on junior development and power
Bob Monahan: USAC Level 2 coach, focus on junior development and power
Klara Rossouw: Mars Hill elite rider, collegiate national road team champion
Tim Jenkinson: Mars Hill elite rider, collegiate national road and cyclocross team champion
Morning exercises: 8:15-9:15am
Skills session: 9:30-11:30am
Free Time: 12:45-1:45pm
Evening discussion: 6:15-7:30pm
Free Time: 7:30-9:30pm
Lights Out: 10:00pm
We’ll send you a detailed schedule in the week leading up to camp. Expect daily talks from a variety of industry, coaching, and racing experts.
WHAT TO BRING:
- Road bike in clean and proper working condition with junior gearing and at least 39×27 for climbing.
- All camp paperwork/waivers completed by both rider and parents.
- USA Cycling license (can be purchased at camp).
- Pillows and linens or sleeping bag.
- Bath towels.
- Notebook/pen for taking notes during presentations.
- Helmet (without cracks)
- Water bottles (at least 2)
- Shoes (cycling and running)
- Riding clothes (3-4 kits), including jerseys, shorts, socks, gloves, glasses, rain cape, vest, arm warmers, knee warmers, and whatever else you might deem appropriate. It’s summer but weather and temperature changes can be expected atop Mt Mitchell.
- Casual clothes for off the bike activities. It can get chilly at night.
- Spare tire, tubes, seat pack, pump or inflators, tools to assemble bike.
- Toiletry kit including soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, and any medications.
- Dirty clothes bag, quarters/soap for laundry.
- We will have Raw Revolution bars and drink mix. If you want something else be sure to bring it.
- Money for snacks.
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